Julie Emery's (jemery) Blog

Real Estate Agent - Century 21 New Millennium
  As you're making plans for your weekend, don't forget to stop by one of the local farmers markets. Here's a list of some that I've been frequenting: Nokesville Farmer's Market - I just discovered this one but already love it. Hours are 8 to noon on Saturdays. They take "local" seriously at thi...
It feels like we're all moving in slow motion these days in the real estate industry. Or maybe we're just wading through deep mud that's slowing us all down! Or choose your own mental image here. And, there's one segment of the real estate industry that's almost single handedly responsible for th...
  Lake Whippoorwill is a subdivision on the DC side of Warrenton, just off of 605. The tax records show 122 homes in this community. The homes here are mostly colonials, generally on lots between 1 and 2 acres. In 2007, 7 homes were sold in Lake Whippoorwill. The net sales prices ranged from a lo...
Warrenton and Culpeper have, for some time now, been considered bedroom communities. Basically the people who have been moving here were commuting to someplace far away to work each day and coming home to sleep. As more and more families couldn't afford homes closer to their jobs, they came looki...
This past Saturday was the monthly food distribution to Fauquier's needy families. This may not come as a surprise to most of you, but with the economic difficulties more and more families are lining up to get the meager amount of food we're able to provide. This past weekend 222 families equalin...
Earlier this week I attended the monthly meeting of Green Drinks Warrenton. Green Drinks is an international organization designed to connect people involved in environmental causes. These monthly get togethers happen all over the world. And, now they're right here in Warrenton. Deborah Williamso...
The Culpeper numbers showed a healthy jump in sales year over year. I've been wondering what made up those numbers and so decided to do some additional analysis. 38 out of those 57 sales were foreclosures. That's two thirds of those sales. While an increase in sales and a decrease in inventory al...
A recent lunch with a banker friend got me curious about current prices per square foot in specific local subdivisions. Apparently a builder had recently told my friend that he couldn't build a house (including land acquisition costs) for as little as the current price per square foot on existing...
The official June numbers have been released for this area of Virginia. Let's take a look, by county, at what they have to tell us. First, Culpeper County. Compared to a year ago, inventory is down (732 now vs. 784 then). New contracts written have jumped (61 now vs. 47 then) and we see the same ...
There's a constant refrain here. And, I know I sound like a record stuck in a groove. But May numbers continue to reinforce that we've still got too much inventory. Culpeper County shows we're only eight units off where we were last year at this time. The good news is that sales jumped substantia...

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